Configure Validation Dialog Box

Applies To: System Center Configuration Manager 2007, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP1, System Center Configuration Manager 2007 SP2

Use the Configure Validation dialog box to configure the validation criteria and noncompliance severity level for a configuration item's objects and settings.

This tab contains the following elements:

  • Name
    Specifies the name of the validation. A unique name will be generated automatically. You can overwrite this with a name you choose. The name should be unique and descriptive.
  • Description
    Specifies the description for the validation. The description should give an overview of the validation criteria and other relevant information that helps identify it among other validations in the Configuration Manager 2007 console.
  • Setting/Property
    Displays the name of the setting or object property for which the validation rule is being configured.
  • Operator
    Specifies one of the following operators. The available operators depend on the data type of the setting/property and might include:

    • Equals

    • Not equals

    • One of

    • Greater than

    • Less than

    • Between

    • None of

    • Greater than or equal to

    • Less than or equal to

    The default value is Equals.

  • Value
    Specifies the value to use with the selected Operator.

    Note

    You cannot include Windows environment variables in the validation criteria.

  • AND
    Specifies an optional additional value to use with the selected Operator. This item is only displayed if the operator is set to Between.
  • Expression
    Displays the complete validation rule expression by concatenating the contents of the following fields:

    • Setting/Property

    • Operator

    • Value

    • And (if operator is set to Between)

    • Second Value (if operator is set to Between)

  • Severity
    Specifies the severity value if validation fails on client computers. This severity level will be displayed in conjunction with the non-compliance status.

    Available severity levels:

    Information - no Windows event message: Client computers that are out of compliance with this validation will not raise Windows events to record this event but will still report a non-compliance status in Configuration Manager 2007.

    Information: Client computers that are out of compliance with this validation will raise the Windows event type of Information. In addition, these computers will record this severity status in conjunction with their noncompliance status in Configuration Manager 2007.

    Warning: Client computers that are out of compliance with this validation will raise the Windows event type of Warning. In addition, these computers will record this severity status in conjunction with their noncompliance status in Configuration Manager 2007.

    Error: Client computers that are out of compliance with this validation will raise the Windows event type of Error. In addition, these computers will record this severity status in conjunction with their noncompliance status in Configuration Manager 2007.

  • OK
    Saves the changes and exits the dialog box.
  • Cancel
    Exits the dialog box without saving any changes.
  • Help
    Opens the help topic for this tab of the dialog box.

See Also

Concepts

About the Non-Compliance Severity Level in Desired Configuration Management

For additional information, see Configuration Manager 2007 Information and Support.
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